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Dear Patients, Residents and Families
COVID-19 Second Booster Dose
The CDC recently released a recommendation for a second COVID-19 booster dose for certain persons. Specifically, a second mRNA booster dose could benefit people ages 50 years and older, as they are at increased risk for severe COVID-19. People ages 50 years and older may choose to receive a second booster dose, if it has been at least 4 months after the first booster. We recommend that appropriate residents receive their second booster dose. The COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) are available. Please let your physician or nurse know right away if you or your loved one would like to receive the second booster.
Brightwood Center, West Virginia
840 Lee Road, Follansbee, WV 26037
Brightwood Center, Genesis is nestled in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, between Ohio and Pennsylvania, and only 40 miles west of the city of Pittsburgh and just 10 miles south from Weirton, WV. Whether you’re looking for a Short-term or Long-term stay, Hospice or Respite care, Brightwood prides itself on providing exceptional skilled nursing and rehabilitation services to each individual. Incomparable nurse competencies enables Brightwood to rehabilitate those suffering from acute illness. Likewise, we excel in Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy with a critical focus on positive outcome. Our 24-hour comprehensive nursing services offer wound care, dementia care and IV therapy. As the nation's leading provider of healthcare services and professional clinical services, Brightwood Center, Genesis focuses on the Vitality of the person. Our culinary experience is of utmost importance to Brightwood as evident by our Executive Chef’s commitment to signature fine dining. Brightwood is ideal for individuals who need the medical resources found at a hospital, but in a calm and comfortable setting that feels like home. A New Memory Support Unit Coming Soon!
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- ShortStay care
- LongTerm care
- Respite care
- Palliative care
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation - including joint replacement, injuries and amputation
- Attending Physicians
- Registered Nurses
- IV Therapy
- Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
- Bariatric specialties
- Colostomy care
- Dementia care
- Dental care
- Personal care
- Podiatry care
- Psychiatric services
- Wound care
- Hospice care
- Pain management
- Case management
- Dietary and nutrition needs management
- Discharge planning
- Individual treatment plans
- Heparin therapy
- Medication management
- 24-hour emergency alert and response system
- Coordinated transportation
- Cultural, educational, religious and social activities
- Recreation activities
- Private and Semi-Private Rooms
- Fully air conditioned
- Individual climate control
- Activity room
- Wellness programs
- Beautiful Garden(s) / Courtyard(s)
- Conveniently Located
- Scenic views
- Beauty Salon / Barber Services
- Cable Television
- Café with always available menu options
- Comfortable common and lounge areas to gather with friends and family
- Dining Room
- In-room dining options
- Private dining rooms for family gatherings
- Restaurant-Style Dining
- Alarm system to aid in the security of residents with cognitive deficits
- Complimentary laundry facility on-site
- Laundry facility on-site
- Mail and Newspaper Service
- Pharmaceutical delivery service
- Phone service
- Wireless Internet
- Baby Grand Piano
- Fireplace in living room
Amanda holds a Bachelor of Science in sociology with a minor in psychology and a Master in Business Administration with a focus in management. In addition, Amanda holds Nursing Home Administrator licensure in West Virginia and Kentucky. Amanda believes in fostering a positive workplace focused on teamwork and communication; resulting in the best in quality care for the residents and patients served.
Casey HanlinSenior Director of Nursing
Casey has been with Brightwood since 2006. While employed with Brightwood, she earned her RN and climbed the ladder from floor nurse, desk nurse, Unit Manager, Assistant Director of Nursing, CNA Instructor, Nurse Practice Educator, and finally to the highest nursing positing in the building, Director of Nursing. In addition to her responsibilities at a center level, Casey serves as Senior Director of Nursing where she is responsible for mentoring and training other directors of nursing in the West Virginia market. Casey's goal is to build strong relationships with staff members in all roles of the buildings in her market. She says, "Teamwork! Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success!"
Stacy NivenDirector of Marketing and Admissions
Stacy graduated from West Virginia Northern with an AAS Degree in Respiratory Therapy. She is currently in school to achieve her Bachelor's and Master's degree for Business Technical Management specializing in Health Service Management. She started her journey with Genesis in May 2018 as the Director of Medical Records and was Promoted in March 2019 for this position as the DMA. In the past 19 years she has been working in the medical field experiencing many different departments that covers medical, pain clinic, diabetics, surgical procedures, pediatrics, critical care and cancer center patients and pharmacy. She is always giving compassion, dedication, and hard work during her daily work days.
Amy Roach, MS CCC/SLPDirector of Rehabilitation
Amy holds a Master's of Science in Speech & Language Pathology from Duquesne University. She has 18 years experience in various settings such as trach and vent, acute care, & skilled nursing and rehabilitation. Amy has been with Brightwood since 2005 and says her favorite part about her job is helping residents achieve their highest level of functionality. "I enjoy getting to know our residents' personally and share their journey to recovery, or easy their nerves as they transition to long-term placement." Amy and her dedicated team of therapists strive to go above and beyond to ensure the residents served feel valued and appreciated by having an active voice in their plan of care to help them achieve their personal goals. She wants residents and their families to know that she loves her job and the population served, "I couldn't imagine providing care and directing rehab anywhere else!"
Dr. Guneet PurewalMedical Director
Dr. Purewal is originally from Inda and completed medical school at the University of Delhi, India. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing in the area for over 20 years. She says, "At Brightwood Center, we treat you and your loved ones like family!" In light of the potential harm the pandemic poses for nursing home residents in particular, Dr. Purewal is vigilant in ensuring the safety and health of Genesis Healthcare’s patients. She stands behind the initiatives and processes Genesis has put in place and says, Safety is our top priority! If you would like to speak with me, please contact the Center at 304-527-1100.
Amazing nurses and staff
At Brightwood Center the nurses are amazing and the staff is amazing always helpful by getting my questions answered.
Courteous, kind and helpful
The Genesis Brightwood Center staff is committed to the care of their patient's. The workers are courteous, kind and helpful at all times.
I just want to say Thank You to all the Brightwood Staff for being great.
- PJ G.
This is the most caring facility we have been involved with. The care and compassion made such a world of difference with his condition. I would highly recommend this facility because they have amazing staff.
Treated me nicely
All the workers was so very nice they treated me nicely. I would recommend this place to my friends and family. Thank you for all your help.
- Debra W.
Kind, professional, compassionate
Thank you a million times over! Kind, Professional, Compassionate care are just a few words that come to mind. Every one from the top down was helpful in more ways that they were responsible for. Showing your patients and residents love and a true interest in their lives and well being while tending to their sometimes difficult and demanding needs. Those things along with your attention to social needs are why we picked this facility and you did not disappoint. It takes a very special person to do your jobs and you seem to have found a bunch of those.Thank You again and god bless all of you.
A very pleasant experience
Brightwood Center has been a very pleasant experience. My dad was well cared for and has improved. The employees were so kind and helpful. Thank you for all you did for my dad.
-Marilyn J. (daughter of patient)
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